16 Most Ridiculous Things Ivanka Trump Has Ever Said!

The Most Ridiculous Things Ivanka Trump

April 25th, 2018   |   Updated on June 28th, 2022

From telling her eight-month-old “Happy Birthday” to admitting that the majority of the photos of her children are taken by nannies, these quotes would make anyone scratch their head at, let alone be able to understand why they were published for the public to see.

Once she said, “I’ve never lived in a building without my name on it.” These are some of the outrageous and the most ridiculous statements made by Ivanka Trump, the first daughter of the United States.

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Many of Ivanka Trump’s most insane quotes come from her two books, The Trump Card: How to Win in Work and Life published in 2009 and Women Who Work, published after Donald became president 2017.

While both books make an attempt to provide women with progressive and helpful advice, they come off as a bit tone-deaf at best. These are some of her most ridiculous quotes, which are too zany to ignore:

1. She Favors Nepotism, Obviously

What She Said: “In business, as in life, nothing is ever handed to you. Yes, I’ve had the great good fortune to be born into a life of wealth and privilege, with a name to match.

Yes, I’ve had every opportunity, every advantage. And yes, I’ve chosen to build my career on a foundation built by my father and grandfather, so I can certainly see why an outsider might dismiss my success in our family business as yet another example of nepotism.”

When She Said It: In her 2009 book , The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.

2. Her Worldview On Global Issues

What She Said: “Everybody is given everything they need, all the time. We know that because it’s in every scripture.”

When She Said It: In her 2009 book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.

3. Obviously, It’S All About Privilege

What She Said: “You can be born into privilege, or you can not be born into privilege. You can be born into the opposite extreme and into poverty. I think from there on though, you really do have to make your luck.”

Where She Said It: In a 2009 ABC interview.

4. Her Career Advice Is To… Lie?

What She Said: “Perception is more important than reality. If someone perceives something to be true, it is more important than if it is in fact true.

This doesn’t mean you should be duplicitous or deceitful, but don’t go out of your way to correct a false assumption if it plays to your advantage.”

When She Said It: In her 2009 book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.

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5. Take The Credit For Others’ Work

What She Said: “Some of my best photos of the kids were taken by my nanny during the day (I’m sure in ten years I’ll convince myself I took them!).”

When She Said It: In her 2017 book, Women Who Work.

6. She’s Just Daddy’s Little Girl

What She Said: “Gosh, I sound like my father, don’t I? But that’s what you get from this particular Daddy’s girl.”

When She Said It: In her 2009 book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.

7. Why She’s A “Complicit Force”

What she said: “If being complicit…is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact then I’m complicit. I hope to make a positive impact. I don’t know what it means to be complicit.”

Where She Said It: To Gayle King in a 2017 interview for CBS.

8. The Proper Way To Spend Your First Paycheck

What She Said: “A timeless piece of jewelry, like pearls or stud earrings, has lasting value. I bought a vintage ring for $600 with my first paycheck; I plan to pass it down to my daughter.”

When She Said It: To Redbook in 2012.

9. Happy Birthday (In Four Months)

What she said: “I cannot believe that Theodore is 8 months old today! Happy birthday little teddy bear!”

When she said it: On Twitter for the occasion of Theodore’s eight months on earth, November 27, 2016,

10. You Are The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened To Success

What She Said: “Success isn’t something that happens to you; you happen to it.”

When She Said It: In her 2009 book, The Trump Card: How to Win in Work and Life.

11. On What To Wear While Running Around 800-Acre Properties

What She Said: “Great pair of flats. I’m always running up and down buildings or around 800-acre properties for work–you can’t do that in heels or flip-flops!”

When She Said It: To Redbook in 2012.

12. She Used To Be Punk

What She Said: “During my punk phase in the nineties, I was really into Nirvana. My wardrobe consisted of ripped corduroy jeans and flannel shirts. One day after school, I dyed my hair blue.”

When She Said It: In Ivana Trump’s 2017 book, Raising Trump.

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13. How She Sees The Human Condition

What She Said: “I think it’s the human condition to be frequently embarrassed by your parents, generally speaking.”

When She Said It: In a 2007 interview with Harpers Bazaar.

14. Some Age-Old Mothering Advice

What She Said: “I want my children to see me first every morning, so I wake up at 5 and make sure to shower and exercise before they get up.”

When Said Said It: In an interview with People Magazine.

15. She Thinks Workaholics Are Sexy

What She Said: “When somebody I’m dating is at the office until 10:00 at night.”

When She Said It: In a 2007 interview with Harpers Bazaar.

16. How She Got Over The Death Of Kurt Cobain

What She Said: “It wasn’t too long after this that Kurt Cobain, the singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Nirvana, committed suicide. It was a shock and I was distraught.

Mom had no idea who Kurt Cobain was, and she sympathized only so much. After twenty-four hours of my crying inconsolably in my room, alone—major melodrama—Mom had to pull me out of there to go down to dinner.”

When She Said It: In Ivana Trump’s 2017 book, Raising Trump.

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